Kitchen Zoo

Kitchen Zoo
Kitchen Zoo

Kitchen Zoo

  • Kitchen Zoo
  • Kitchen Zoo
  • Kitchen Zoo

About the show

All nursery rhyme characters love to party, perform and have fun! Some of the most famous faces from your favourite rhymes are coming together to present a spectacular nursery rhyme cabaret.

Headed up by Nero (a cat who plays the fiddle) and Lazzo (a little dog who loves to laugh), the pair bring together their nursery rhyme friends to share their own special stories and skills.

Including performances by Hickory Dickory’s Flea Circus, the famous dare-devilled egg himself Humpty Dumpty, and Incy Wincy, whose many legs make her Tango something to behold, Hey Diddle Diddle is a fun-loving, music-filled adventure with your favourite characters

 as you’ve never seen them before!

Hey Diddle Diddle features live music, puppetry, laughter and lots of chances to join in.

It lasts 45 minutes and every performance is relaxed, making it an ideal introduction to theatre for children aged 6 and under and their grown-ups.

Originally commissioned by Northern Stage with support from ARC, Stockton.

Performance Dates 2023

The Exchange, North Shields

1st April 2023

artsdepot, London

3rd-5th April, 2023

The Playhouse, Alnwick

7th-8th April, 2023

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

11th - 12th April, 2023

Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

13th April, 2023

Pound Arts, Corsham

14th April, 2023

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

15th April, 2023

ARC, Stockton

6th May, 2023

Gala Theatre, Durham

7th May, 2023

Production Shots


Behind the scenes videos


Created in association with Northern Stage

Devised by:

The Company

Directed by: 

Bob Nicholson

Original Music by:

Tim Dalling

Music Arrangement & Backing Tracks: 

Jeremy Bradfield

Lighting Design by: 

Richard Flood

Set and Costume Design by: 

Imogen Melhuish

Puppets designed and created by: 

Georgia Hill

Performed by:

Hannah Goudie-Hunter & Jeremy Bradfield

Dramaturgy by: 

Brad McCormick


Sophie Fullerlove

Sound Design by:

Sophie Teasdale

Lighting Design by:

Richard Flood

Meet the team!
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